Since June 2021, the prices have gone up by Rs 244 per cylinder. Of this, Rs 153.50 increased since March this year.
New Delhi: The price of domestic liquid petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders Wednesday was hiked by Rs 50 per cylinder, the third hike in since May. Non-subsidised LPG cylinders will now cost Rs 1,053 per 14.2 kg cylinder, according to a price notification of the oil companies.
Since June 2021, the prices have gone up by Rs 244 per cylinder. Of this, Rs 153.50 increased since March this year. In May, the government cut down the excise duty on petrol by Rs 8 per litre and diesel by Rs 6 per litre to cool down the soaring inflation. Around the same time, the Centre also said that the Rs 200 per cylinder subsidy on cooking gas will be limited to only 9 crore poor women and other beneficiaries who got free connections under the Ujjwala scheme and the remaining users will pay the market price or the non-subsidised rate.
On June 1, nearly a month after prices of commercial LPG cylinders were hiked by Rs 102.5, the oil marketing companies (OMC) had slashed prices of the 19 kg cylinders by Rs 135.
The commercial cooking gas cylinders now cost Rs 2,219 instead of Rs 2,354 in Delhi and Rs 2,171.50 instead of Rs 2,306 in Mumbai. In Kolkata they cost Rs 2,322 instead of Rs 2,454 and in Chennai, they cost Rs 2,373 instead of Rs 2,507. In April, prices of PNG was also increased by Rs 4.25 per unit and now costs Rs 45.86 per scm.